Postdoctoral Researcher in Materials Science, BAM, Germany

Postdoc in Germany

Postdoctoral Researcher in Materials Science: Join BAM (Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung) in Berlin-Steglitz as a Postdoctoral Researcher in Machine Learning for Materials Science. Contribute to groundbreaking research at the intersection of computer science, data science, and materials research, developing new machine learning models to advance the safety and efficiency of technology and chemistry.

Postdoctoral Researcher in Machine Learning for Materials Science (m/f/d)

Summary Table:

  • Designation: Postdoctoral Researcher
  • Research Area: Machine Learning for Materials Science
  • Location: Berlin Steglitz
  • Employment Type: Full-time
  • Contract Duration: Limited / 36 months
  • Preferred Start Date: 01.09.2024
  • Salary: E 14 TVöD
  • Deadline for Application: 04.07.2024
  • Reference Number: 140/24-VP.1


  • Completed university studies (diploma/master’s degree) and a PhD in computer science, technical software development, bioinformatics, mathematics, physics, data engineering, or similar fields.
  • Proficiency in data science libraries (e.g., PyTorch, Pandas, Scikit-Learn) and modern machine learning methods.
  • Experience with Python or similar programming languages.
  • Familiarity with visualization techniques for complex datasets.
  • Knowledge of version control systems (e.g., Git) and statistical methods preferred.
  • Background in materials science, engineering, or natural sciences desirable.
  • Excellent English communication skills, both verbal and written.

Job Description: As a Postdoctoral Researcher, you will lead the development and implementation of machine learning models tailored for materials science applications. Responsibilities include:

  • Creating novel machine learning algorithms and frameworks.
  • Utilizing PyTorch and other relevant tools for model implementation.
  • Curating and preparing training datasets, selecting features, and interpreting results.
  • Collaborating closely with materials scientists and supervising junior researchers.
  • Presenting findings at conferences and publishing in peer-reviewed journals.

How to Apply: Interested candidates are invited to apply online via the BAM website using the application form by the deadline of 04.07.2024. Alternatively, applications can be sent by post to:

Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung
Referat Z.3 – Personal
Unter den Eichen 87
12205 Berlin

For inquiries, contact Dr. Philipp Benner at +49 30 8104-3647 or

Last Date for Apply: 04.07.2024

At BAM, we value diversity and strive for equal opportunity. We encourage applications from women and individuals with disabilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, cultural or social background, religion, ideology, or sexual identity.



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